food skills





1/18/2016
Until now it’s been nearly impossible to find a truly useful thermometer for making jams and jellies. Now this home preserver thinks she has found one.
12/30/2015
This last year I was able to preserve hops, apples, raspberries through making a puree and drying fruit leather, I made kale chips, dehydrated onions, dried mint and basil, zucchini, plums, and lavender. Yogurt was a common sight in my Excalibur up until our goats’ milk supply slowed down, we’re too busy drinking it to make yogurt right now. This is one of the appliances I really appreciate particularly in the summer/harvesting months. In addition to all of this, we even used the Excalibur to incubate chicks!
7/8/2013
A pressure canner greatly expands the range of foods that can be safely canned at home.
4/18/2011
The further degradation of our societal food skills are examined here, with small town food craftsmen becoming an endangered species, in this case, my local butcher.




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